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Sep 28, 2015 12:07 PM

Emu traveled more than 80 miles, crossed state border to Bow


BOW – The elusive emu that puzzled many in New Hampshire was reunited with its owner – a Vermont resident.

The Concord Monitor reported that the emu seen in Bow in recent weeks, had escaped from his farm more than 80 miles away.

Kermit Blackwood, the curator of Taft Hill Farm in Townshend, reached out to the Henniker wildlife rehabilitation center where the bird has been residing since it was caught.

Blackwood said three birds went missing from his farm about a month ago. One emu was eaten and another was found in a neighboring town.

But one emu was never accounted for – and Blackwood heard of one emu found wandering around a small NH town.

Other than the 80 mile walk the bird would have made, it is also suspected to have crossed the Connecticut River.

Blackwood brought the bird back to Taft Hill Farm and the emu was reunited with the rest of the flock.


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